Karen Dunbar

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Karen Dunbar

1 She was a Girl Guide in Glasgow, and remains an Ambassador for the organisation. Other Scottish Ambassadors are Susan Hampshire, Charles Kennedy and David Steel. Can’t quite get my head round that one.

2 ABBA’s ‘Fernando’ is her favourite karaoke song.

3 Her TV show has been nominated twice for a Golden Rose at the prestigious telly awards at Montreux.

4 She is due to appear in a movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy alongside Richard E Grant, Billy Boyd and Jenni Falconer.

5 Before that, she’ll be strutting her panto stuff in Sleeping Beauty as Nanny Begood at the Glasgow King’s this Yuletide alongside Dawn Steele (another fellow ex-Guide) and Gerard Kelly. Who isn’t. (Brian Donaldson)

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Fri 12 Oct; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 17 Oct.

Karen Dunbar

Scotland's queen of comedy sets off on tour with her new show, covering everything from Disneyland to dogs eating toffee and using her musical edge to enhance the show.

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1. cap15 Apr 2009, 3:55am Report

First time I saw her was on "Chewing the Fat" Amazing talent with facial movements and vocal tones that are excellent. I would guess she has classical training and natural Scottish wit. What a joy to watch her work and laughed my arse off.

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